Every way you can style a hoodie this season

Have you ever stood in front of your closet, declared you had nothing to wear and left the house in your fave hoodie with simple black leggings? We've been there, and while we love the timeless combo, sometimes it's exciting to try something new with your slouchy top for a finished look that's comfy and put-together. Whether you're heading to school, lounging at home with friends or having a study sesh at the bubble tea shop, hoodies work for any occasion and yes, you can still look effortlessly cute.

Tucked into leggings with a jacket on top


If you're not quite ready to give up leggings, you can still go for a more refined fit by tucking in your hoodie and throwing on a piece of heavy outerwear (bonus points for cuffed sleeves). In this chic OOTD, the black jacket and chunky Chelsea boots sophisticate the overall look, but the contrasting white hoodie remains the standout.

Under a sweater vest


Your hoodie doesn't need to be the star. Put a twist on academia by layering cozy knitwear on top. Try matching your hoodie to your pants in the same color to make the vest pop even more.

In a matching set


Say goodbye to staring at all your clothes and having no idea what to pair together—matching sweat sets are basically pre-put together outfits. Whether you go for an adventurous print like Makhyli's or opt for muted neutrals, you'll look stunning either way.

With a skirt and sneakers


A skirt can add a girly, academic touch to an otherwise casual and athletic look. You can't go wrong with adding cool crew socks and a posh purse or repping your fandom with decorative graphics (we see you Demon Slayer fans). We also love monochrome—try all black for some edge or white for serious angel energy.

With jean shorts


Outfits like these are perfect for those days that are chilly in the morning and warm by noon. Channel Lauren's ultra-cool tomboy aesthetic by pairing your fave oversized hoodie with distressed shorts. The colors in your tie-dye hoodie might blend together, but you'll certainly turn *everyone's* heads.

With biker shorts


Sporty meets classy with Kamri's match-up that's perfect for giving a presentation in first period and heading to the gym after school. For extra warmth or preppy flair while you get that A, throw on a plaid jacket black boots, and try a statement tote bag that'll fit everything for your academic and fitness needs.

With jeans and a cap


Who says comfy can't be stylish? Nail the "girl next door" look with some laid-back denim and a casual baseball cap. Loose, messy waves and uneven hoodie strings further complete the flawless "I woke up like this" vibe. Also, caramel popcorn is optional but recommended, of course.

With cargo pants and sneakers


Cargo? More like go *off* with this fire fit. Run with an oversized hoodie's streetwear style by slipping on some baggy khakis and a patterned purse. Kick it with your Air Force 1's and some dainty jewelry for a look that's daring and darling.

With statement pants and platform boots


Fire up the streets by switching out your go-to denim or leggings with boot-cut pants. If you want to go for Ava's sweet-yet-spicy look, play around with contrasting designs like her smiley face on top and flames on the bottom. Add some spunky boots for that extra wow factor.

With fishnets and combat boots


Show off school spirit with a grunge twist by layering merch over a tennis skirt and fishnets. Take your outfit to the next level with your fave pair of Doc Martens for the perfect finishing touch.

With matching accessories


Who says orange is just for Cheetos and traffic cones? When you're feeling bold with a bright hoodie, sling a matching bag like Kylie's fanny pack over breezy track pants for an athleisure look that will have everyone taking style notes from you. Pro tip: tuck the bottom of your hoodie into your bra for an instant cool crop.

What are your favorite ways to style your hoodies? Share with us on our social media by tagging @girlslifemag!

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by Elizabeth Huang | 8/12/2021